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Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar

1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605 (Historic Ybor)
(813) 242-6688
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Took my wife, mother-in-law and brother-in-law for lunch.My mother-in-law is not into sushi but the restaurant made her a fried snapper in sweet chili sauce to die for. My wife had ahi tataki which was good but not up to Pacific rim standards. The specialty fusion sushis were excellent and the service prompt and friendly.

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Helsinki, Finland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Visited in this restaurant 20th July with my wife during our USA holidays. Wife took several kinds of sushi and she liked them a lot as sushi lover she is. My pineapple teriyaki chicken was very tasty and tender. Restaurant is little bit noisy but after friendly waitress proposed us to move to an other table it was cosy enough.... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was a recommendation by the hotel staff so we decided to give it a try. The building is huge. The selection was good. One of my favorite was the Unagi with avocado. The price and selection is decent. One reason for my rating as average is because I feel at a sushi restaurant, it should NEVER smell fishy. Unfortunately,... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The best place for saki and sushi...and overall good time...Sunny the bartender will take care of you if your not looking for the whole show and are just trying to eat and run...great service...a bit loud at times but worth it for the food.

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Venice, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant is in an old cigar factory so it has 50+ foot ceilings with insets for the sushi bar, drink bar and booths. Sushi is amazing, always interesting presentations. Be prepared to wait for a table on friday and saturday nights. Very busy place. However is open til 2 am most nights for late night dining.

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Melbourne, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Came to Ybor City to kill some time while the kids were at a skate park. Hence I was solo. Ate at the sushi bar. The fish was fresh and extremely delicious! Had a crunchy spicy salmon roll, a spicy conch roll and yellowtail sashimi. The pieces of fish were quite big. Definitely come again. Great modern atmosphere too.

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The sushi here is outstanding. Always fresh and delicious!! Some favorites are the Key West roll, Blue Moon roll and the volcano. The spicy tuna handroll is also a must have. Try a lychee martini too!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My husband and I visited here while visiting Tampa on weekend. The service was great and our server was very knowledgeable. The sushi we had was very fresh and tasty. strongly recommend their specialty rolls: blue moon roll and spontaneous combustion roll.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Staying overnight at a nearby hotel, did a search with my tripadvisor app for nearby restaurants and stumbled upon Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar. Had a nice walk through Ybor City and had a phenomenal meal! Read some other reviews about terrible service, but we experienced a friendly efficient staff. No complaints from us! I will definitely go back... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I was vacationing in Orlando for a couple of days and was craving sushi...good sushi. Went online and read some rave reviews on Samurai Blue so I did the hour or so drive to Tampa to check it out. It was a Saturday evening and despite the fact I called last minute for reservations, they managed to fit me in.... More

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Additional Information about Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar

Address: 1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605
Phone Number: (813) 242-6688
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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